250 President Street | 14-story tower, built in 1987, with 147 units
This early Inner Harbor development is a familiar site to tourists, as it’s on the corner of Pratt and President, near the National Aquarium, Gallery, and Harborplace shops. It’s also convenient for I-83N commuters, and within easy walking distance of Little Italy and the booming Harbor East development that came a decade later. Residents get 24-hour security, a secure parking garage, indoor pool, and fitness center.
234 Holliday Street | 8-story property, built in 2006, with 32 units
This converted 1881 industrial building is right across from City Hall. The open-floor, loft-style units have exposed brick and concrete, wood flooring, 10 ft ceilings, and distinctive Japanese-inspired sliding partitions to divide spaces. The Breco includes a secure parking garage.
414 Water Street
414 Water St | 33-story tower, built in 2007
The Lessard Group designed and built this tall tower above an existing 10-story garage. 414 Water Street is in the downtown business district, just north of the Inner Harbor. It offers a good location for workers in the nearby corporate and government offices, an easy walk to the harbor, and fast access to Route 83N. That said, it is next to “The Block”, the collection of strip clubs and adult shops around Baltimore St and Gay St, and close to the high-volume nightlife clubs at PowerPlant Live! (I’m not shouting; the venue has an exclamation point in its name.) The building has a two-level cascading outdoor pool ten stories above ground. Every unit has a deep soak tub and crown moulding. Residents get 24-hour security, a secure parking garage, an outdoor high-rise pool, and a fitness center. Visitors can park in the garage for a fee.